Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue continued to align himself with former President Donald Trump and his election fraud conspiracy theories throughout a speech on the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, bizarrely claiming that “in my opinion,” Trump remains to be president.
“It’s just an honor to be here. But my biggest honor today is gonna be that ― I think we’re gonna be on the same stage ― as, in my opinion, the real, the legitimate, and the still-actual president of the United States, Donald J. Trump,” he mentioned on the CPAC stage.
Since a July 2020 look on the White House, Unanue’s loud adulation of Trump ― who routinely expressed xenophobic views concentrating on Latinx communities ― has prompted ongoing calls to boycott Goya Foods, a New Jersey-based firm that markets Latin American meals merchandise.
Goya’s board reportedly voted to censure the CEO in late January after he publicly questioned the legitimacy of the November election, which President Joe Biden received with a majority of the favored vote and 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232. The choice meant Unanue might be prohibited from chatting with the media with out the board’s permission, CNN reported.
It’s unclear if Unanue sought permission to make the CPAC deal with, throughout which he repeatedly and falsely advised the election outcomes had been fraudulent and that Trump had received.
“We still have faith that the majority of the people of the United States voted for the president,” he mentioned. “I think a great majority of the people in the United States voted for President Trump, and even a few Democrats.”
Goya Foods didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.
Prior to the board’s choice, Unanue had confronted renewed backlash over cable information appearances within the aftermath of the lethal Jan. 6 rebellion on the U.S. Capitol led by Trump’s supporters.
He claimed on Fox News that media and tech corporations need to “cancel” God, free speech, and American tradition, historical past and liberty by blocking Trump from social media platforms following months of his disinformation concerning the election. Unanue additionally mentioned there was a “war coming” throughout a Fox Business look on Inauguration Day.
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